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37. The Science of Tattoos

Humans have been indelibly marking their skin with ink for thousands of years, but why did we sta...

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08.00 19 Aug 2021


37. The Science of Tattoos



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08.00 19 Aug 2021


Humans have been indelibly marking their skin with ink for thousands of years, but why did we start to tattoo ourselves and how does it work?

As always science has the answers, and this week Luke has been delving into the research and experiments to bring us the most fascinating knowledge - including why getting a tattoo can have a positive impact on your mental health, and why our own immune systems is the reason behind how tattoos work.

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